Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My New Aidan Gray Chandelier...

I firmly believe that dramatic lighting can transform a space entirely. I have always loved the look of a slightly over-scaled chandelier as the focal point in the dining room. My latest installation is no exception.


This French-inspired chandelier from Aidan Gray (through Harvest), has all the vintage character of an original. The graceful curves of the arms and the intricate leaf details add organic appeal to this unique design.
This chandelier brings the drama and rough-luxe character that we hoped to achieve.

I adore the hint of glitz and glamour that comes from the dangling crystals.
Tying the reflective crystals to each arm with rough, textured burlap creates the perfect juxtaposition of informal and formal style in our dining room that must function as both our everyday breakfast area and formal entertaining space.
Thanks to Aidan Gray for this amazing design!
Be sure to check out their site to see even more of this gorgeous collection, and contact us at Harvest with any questions or order inquiries.

(sorry, wish I had better pics...I need a photography lesson bad)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Banquette Beauty....

I recently added a banquette bench to one side of my new dining table. I'm loving the varied seating options and decor opportunities that it provides.

I had always had my mind set on this BARREL LEG EXTENSION TABLE FROM OLD LUMBER (through Harvest), but I knew I wanted to contrast its rough textures with softer seating.

I've acheived this with my white linen, slipcovered Parsons chairs and soft gray, velvetty banquette. To break up all the gray, and add yet another layer of texture, I've draped a simple, off-white throw ($10 from ikea - score!) down the center of the banquette and added throw pillows made from french linens and vintage flour sacks, (pillows also available through Harvest). I envision changing the throw and accent pillows through the seasons to give the dining room a fresh new look.

Below are some more inspirational images of banquette styles in the dining room...Enjoy!

a great way to add color to an otherwise neutral dining space

tucked between two bookcases, this banquette almost appears built-in

a formal silhouette for a formal dining room

sleek, but comfy, and a perfect space saver in this long, narrow kitchen/dining room

amazing curves!

brilliant in blue

gracious in gray

love this ornate wood frame paired with the rustic round table

paired with an oval shaped table for easy in and out

even works in a small breakfast nook

transitional shape compliments the mid-century modern chairs

high back against the wall - great space saver with drama

great contrast in the soft tufted back against the rough wood grain of the table

such an amazing shape, with nailhead to accentuate the curvacious lines
the pillows add to the coastal character too

Monday, November 28, 2011

A Vintage Christmas...

Our vintage inspired tree is decked out with time-worn treasures! Mini ice skates, silver bell wreaths, and sepia images of winters long ago adorn this darling vignette.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wicker Wonders

We're loving these wicker clad vases!
They make wonderfully natural vessels for fall foliage!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Trend Alert: Orange Accents...

This trend may not be new, but it is certainly constant! Designers continue to utilize orange as an accent color, bringing vibrancy, life, and fun to home decor!

Perfect for Fall!
Orange you excited to try this trend at home????